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Flood Bulletin #6

April 03, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding continues across much of southern Manitoba, often due to ice in the drainage network. Ice Jams and Overland Flooding Ice jam-related flooding continues on some major rivers and smaller tributaries.  It can occur when the run-off begins before the river ice melts and is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017253 Views

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Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) Building Allies Across B.C. and Canada To Oppose KGHM’s Ajax Mine in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA–( April 1, 2017) – Today, over 30 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of members across British Columbia and Canada announced their support to the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation’s (SSN) decision to withhold its free, prior and informed consent to the development of the lands and resources at Pípsell (Jacko Lake and area) […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201781 Views

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Caribou cams show calf birth, herd behaviour in Nunavik – NunatsiaqOnline

April 03, 2017 Caribou Ungava project uses camera collars to track Leaf River herd There is a lot of close-up tundra munching, baby grooming, forward movement and panning left and right across the landscape. There’s even underwater footage of skinny legs paddling through blue-green water. It’s what you might expect from a caribou cam. Wildlife […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201783 Views

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East Creek investigation finds clearcutting rare intact old-growth on Vancouver Island in compliance with laws, highlighting BC government failure to protect endangered rainforest – Sierra Club

Investigation also finds company in non-compliance with making information public March 30, 2017 VICTORIA—The BC government’s Forest Practices Board (FPB) released its findings today regarding Sierra Club BC’s May 2016 complaint about Lemare Lake Logging Ltd.’s logging practices in the East Creek area.  East Creek is located adjacent to the Mquqᵂin – Brooks Peninsula Provincial […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201780 Views

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More days of fishing and increased retention opportunities for the 2017 recreational Striped bass fishery

Miramichi, New Brunswick – Recreational fishing is an integral part of the local economy and the Government of Canada is pleased to extend the striped bass season this year. On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi — Grand Lake, was in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201781 Views

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Seeking input for the B.C. boreal caribou recovery plan – BC Gov’t

March 31, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province is looking for public comment on an updated B.C. boreal caribou implementation plan (BCIP) that was originally completed in 2011. Until May 31, 2017, the public can visit the website to share their thoughts on the new implementation plan for the boreal caribou in British Columbia. This species […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201779 Views

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Over 80 homes evacuated on Manitoba First Nation due to flooding on ice clogged river – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2017  PEGUIS, Man. _ Flooding caused by ice jams on the Fisher River have forced the evacuation of over 80 homes on a Manitoba First Nation, the community’s chief says. Glenn Hudson of the Peguis First Nation says floodwater reached some of the homes, while others were evacuated because water had […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201770 Views

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Biologist to lobby London politicians to keep Springbank Dam inoperable – Global News

April 3, 2017 Debate over the future of the Springbank Dam returns to city hall Monday. Members of the strategic priorities and policy committee will be given a report and presentation from a species at risk biologist, who feels keeping the dam inoperable is better for the health of the Thames River. Coun. Stephen Turner […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201782 Views

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The Northern Pass Project and Hydro-Québec’s “Green Energy” – Aboriginal leaders say Hydro-Quebec lied to the New England public

NEW HAVEN, CT, March 31, 2017 – Three Innu First Nation leaders stated their case concerning the Northern Pass Project during a conference held today at Yale University under the auspices of the Yale Environmental Student Coalition. They stated that the project will accentuate the destruction of the iconic Betsiamites River on Quebec’s North Shore. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 2017150 Views

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Review to explore greener community power generation

March 31, 2017 To make it easier for Albertans to generate their own electricity, the province will explore ways to enable more small-scale, community-owned generation from greener sources, such as wind or solar. The province is directing the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to conduct a formal study of this issue to help inform government as […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 2017107 Views

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Moose Cree FN: Ice Road Officially Closes

March 30, 2017 Be advised that the ice road between Moose Factory and Moosonee will officially close on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Read More. NT5

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201796 Views

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Conservation, Parks Canada, and the Federal Budget – CPAWS

Mar 29 2017 Over the past week we’ve been working to clarify what the federal budget provides for nature conservation. After conversations with federal officials we have a clearer idea, and some good news to share! We also have a few cautionary notes. First the good news. In first reading the budget our Forest Program […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201796 Views

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Four Reasons Keystone XL will not get built – Environmental Defence

On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Permit that clears the path for TransCanada to cross the Canada-U.S. border with its proposed Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. But this is just a symbolic victory. TransCanada and the White House will soon learn a lesson Canada’s federal government already knows: approving pipelines doesn’t mean they […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201789 Views

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Indigenous leaders and allies unite to stop Alton Gas project

March 28, 2017 K’JIPUKTUK / HALIFAX — On Monday, frontline water defenders shared stories of corporate trickery, modern impacts of colonization, and struggles to protect their communities from the expansion of a toxic industry. They were talking about the Alton Gas project. “It’s no wonder that the government doesn’t want to consult with us — […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201775 Views

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NCC: Cross-border partnership leads to Great Lakes conservation success

March 29, 2017 Thunder Bay, Ontario Thanks to the cross-border collaboration of several organizations, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has purchased one of the last privately owned, undeveloped shorelines between Duluth, Minnesota, and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Known as Big Trout Bay, the property is located just minutes from the international border, and 45 minutes from Thunder […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201770 Views

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Statement – Greenpeace responds to Trump’s rollback of climate protection initiatives

28 March 2017 (EDMONTON) — In response to the Trump administration repealing several crucial components of Obama’s climate plan, Greenpeace Canada Climate and Energy Campaigner, Mike Hudema, said: “Trump has shown again today that his agenda is to send America backwards by signing yet another executive order that defies science and ignores the health and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201776 Views

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First Nations Across North America Ask TD Bank to Step Away from Financing of Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Grand Chief Simon Appeals to Investors, Shareholders at TD Annual General Meeting TORONTO, March 30, 2017 – Grand Chief Serge Simon of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake, a Mohawk community on the outskirts of Montreal, today delivered a message at TD Bank’s annual general meeting to warn shareholders, management and the board that TD is turning […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2017104 Views

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First Nations in Quebec Stand in the Way of the Energy East Pipeline

WENDAKE, QC, March 29, 2017 – On the occasion of the visit to Montreal (Mohawk Territory) of the Expert Panel mandated to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to reiterate that First Nations in Quebec firmly opposed TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline by way of resolution in June 2016. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2017102 Views

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Oilsands showdown coming over tailings cleanup: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017 13:46 EDMONTON _ Alberta’s oilsands could be heading for a showdown over toxic tailings ponds following an independent assessment that found cleanup plans of six major producers don’t meet new rules. The province’s energy regulator recently rejected Suncor’s plans, saying they relied on unproven technology and didn’t provide enough certainty on […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2017102 Views

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Keystone XL approval hinders the growing global renewable energy economy – David Suzuki Foundation

March 24, 2017 VANCOUVER — The U.S. government’s decision to approve the Keystone XL construction permit puts the country behind in a global economy that is rapidly shifting to renewable energy — and could slow the necessary transition from fossil fuels, according to the David Suzuki Foundation. Sign up for our newsletter “This is not […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201777 Views

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McKenna to appear at environment committee after year-long absence – IPolitics

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s May 1st appearance at the House of Commons environment committee will be the first time in over a year that she’s briefed MPs. It will also mark the first time in four and a half months that the public will be able to see the committee work. Known formally as the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 2017100 Views

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BR Parks Climate Change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 30, 2017  EDMONTON – Government research suggests the environments of parks and protected areas across North America are being shifted hundreds of kilometres away through climate change. The published research from Natural Resources Canada finds the ecosystems of nearly 80 per cent of those areas in Canada, the United […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201774 Views

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Tourism versus environment: Development in Rocky Mountain national parks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 10:50 Parks Canada is proposing an $86-million bike trail in Jasper National Park that would run from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields. The agency says it’s an opportunity to expand visitor experiences and bring new people to the parks. Environmental groups call it another chip off the park’s environmental […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201799 Views

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B.C. gives over $1.8 million in grants to fight invasive plants

March 29, 2017 VICTORIA – The B.C. government is handing out over $1.8 million in new grants to help control the spread of invasive plants in the province, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson and Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Donna Barnett announced today. The 31 grants are being distributed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201774 Views

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British Columbia’s Submission to the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board

EAO is committed to working with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) to minimize duplication and to harmonize efforts wherever possible. British Columbia’s Submission to the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board In October 2015, the Prime Minister mandated the Minister of Natural Resources Canada to “modernize the National Energy Board […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201778 Views

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National environmental group calls Manitoba climate policy survey ‘useless’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017  WINNIPEG _ A national environmental group says a Manitoba government survey on climate-change policy is a waste of money because it can be done by the same person over and over again. The Wilderness Committee says the online survey _ which ends Friday _ has no restriction on people from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201790 Views

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Fort McMurray plans ‘tranquil’, dawn to dusk gathering for anniversary of wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017  FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. _ A “tranquil, welcoming, supportive” gathering will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating wildfire in northeastern Alberta. Mayor Melissa Blake says dawn-to-dusk gathering on May 3 at Snye Park in Fort McMurray allows friends and neighbours to come together, reflect, and share in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201775 Views

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Rain swamps south coast as evacuation order, alert, in place elsewhere in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 28, 2017  VANCOUVER _ Rainfall warnings have been issued for the Howe Sound, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley regions of B.C.’s south coast, with Environment Canada cautioning the deluge could cause flash floods or washouts. About 25 millimetres of rain fell near Squamish late Monday and a further 70 millimetres is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201797 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement in response to the announcement by United States President Donald Trump that his administration has approved the Keystone XL pipeline: “This is an important moment to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201798 Views

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2017 Emergency Management Forum and Tradeshow

2017 Emergency Management Forum and Tradeshow   Agenda Registration Form Sponsorhsip Form Notice Tradeshow Registration Emergency Management in First Nation Communities:  Towards Resilience and Self Sufficiency ~ March 28-30, 2017, Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary, Alberta                       Objectives: To bring together a network of First Nation emergency management […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2017207 Views

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Marian Watershed Stewardship Program Results Workshop

The Marian Watershed Stewardship Program Results Workshop was held in Yellowknife on March 22, 2017. The event was hosted by Tłı̨chǫ Government’s Lands Protection Department. The objectives of the workshop were to: Bring together elders and youth from each of the four communities, Lands staff and investigators to share results of “Marian 2016 trip” environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201780 Views

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Get the world’s dirtiest shipping fuel out of the Arctic – NunatsiaqOnline

March 28, 2017 “It’s time the rules for shipping reflect the risks it poses to Inuit livelihoods and hunting.” For hundreds of years, national and international policies have shaped the Arctic from whaling to the fur trade, from territorial laws to statehood. Now, with land claim and benefit agreements in place in Nunavut, policy not […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201784 Views

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Introducing the board of the new BC Parks Foundation

March 28, 2017 VICTORIA – An iconic wildlife painter, an internationally recognized leader in the renewable energy industry and a recipient of the Order of British Columbia known for her advocacy work with Aboriginal peoples are among the board members of the new BC Parks Foundation. The 10 members of the BC Parks Foundation board […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201786 Views

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Tribes’ battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 28, 2017  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn’t end their legal battle. Industry groups say the imminent flow of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201789 Views

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OTC at the 2017 National Congress on Rural Education

March 28, 2017 The Office of the Treaty Commissioner was happy to be at the 2017 National Congress on Rural Education in Canada. The conversation about reconciliation was central to the conference held in Saskatoon and included members of our speaker’s bureau throughout the March 26 to 28 event. Annie Battiste spoke at the breakout […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201789 Views

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25,000 Canadians Join First Nations, Local Residents in Seeking Justice for Canada’s Biggest Mining Spill

March 27, 2017 Williams Lake (B.C.). As Federal Crown Prosecutors move today in B.C. provincial court to stay (i.e. shelve) MiningWatch’s private charges over the Mount Polley mine disaster, the mining watchdog is releasing the names of over 25,000 Canadians who have endorsed a petition urging the Trudeau government not to let those responsible off the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201798 Views

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PM promoting money for parks, conservation areas, Canada trail – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 28, 2017  BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Industry groups say the imminent flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline is good news for energy and infrastructure. Texas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners said Monday that it’s placed oil in the pipe […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201769 Views

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It’s time to put an end to fossil fuel subsidies once and for all – Sudbury.com

Federal budget does much to undermine efforts already taken The 2017 federal budget reduces some of the subsidies to the fossil fuel industry but still allocates hundreds of millions of dollars to the industry. Subsidizing the fossil fuel industry undermines actions being taken to fight climate change, including the many initiatives supported in this budget. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201788 Views

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Funding will support wider tsunami warning range

VICTORIA – Residents of Port Renfrew and the Pacheedaht First Nation will receive increased capability for tsunami warnings and the potential to provide earthquake early warnings, thanks to a $550,000 contribution from the BC Disaster Mitigation Program to the Capital Regional District (CRD). The funds will replace existing obsolete tsunami sirens with new warning technology […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201783 Views

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AIAI: Interrobang features coverage of Symposium

The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) held a sym­posium with environmental experts on March 21 and 22, in an effort to bring more awareness and address concerns the First Nations commu­nity has in terms of the environment. According to a March 14 AIAI media release, the event would cov­er a variety of environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201760 Views

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FNWARM NR and Report: The $64,000 question – Why does BC promote placer mining? – Report calls for moratorium on placer mine claims and work permits

The $64,000 question – Why does BC promote placer mining? Forget TV reality shows – placer mining is a huge economic failure, environmental mess: Report calls for moratorium on placer mine claims and work permits Williams Lake, BC: Tuesday March 28: New research shows BC’s thousands of placer mines pose a serious threat to people’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2017102 Views

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Province to make intersection improvements on Quesnel highway

March 27, 2017 QUESNEL – The Province is moving forward with intersection improvements at Racing and Hydraulic Road on Highway 97 in Quesnel and will be seeking the public’s input into the planning and design in the months ahead, Cariboo-North MLA Coralee Oakes announced today on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2017102 Views

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Province Unveils Forest Invasive Species Campaign

March 27, 2017 Protect Manitoba Trees, Don’t Move Firewood: Cox The Manitoba government continues to reach out to the public and encourage them to help protect the environment with the launch of a new forest invasive species awareness campaign, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Our environment is under threat from invasive species, whether […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201775 Views

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Statement: Greenpeace Responds to Final State Department Permit for Keystone

The walls of the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) Kenora CityView office have received a face-lift in the form of a newly donated art project from St. Louis School’s Visual Arts Group. The painting entitled ‘Together’ was developed and created entirely by the group of six students under the guidance of local artist Holly Ann Friesen, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201765 Views

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House of Commons Committee Report Recommends Scaled Up Action on Protected Natural Areas

March 24, 2017 OTTAWA – CPAWS welcomes the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development’s report on protected areas, tabled today in the House of Commons, that makes sweeping recommendations to the federal government to expand and improve Canada’s protected areas networks to reverse the declining health of our country’s ecosystems. The report highlights the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201792 Views

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Recommendations fail to protect 99% of lakes and rivers in Canada

March 23, 2017 The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities tabled its recommendations today on the Navigation Protection Act, formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act. The recommendations fall below what is needed to protect all lakes and rivers in Canada. “This was an opportunity for the Standing Committee and the Trudeau government to show […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201782 Views

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Facts and evidence matter in confronting climate crisis – Science Matters

March 23, 2017 We recently highlighted the faulty logic of a pseudoscientific argument against addressing climate change: the proposition that because CO2 is necessary for plants, increasing emissions is good for the planet and the life it supports. Those who read, write or talk regularly about climate change and ecology are familiar with other anti-environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201780 Views

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Federal budget invests in sustainability – Groundwater Canada

Ottawa – The 2017 federal budget includes several initiatives aimed at spurring “clean growth.” The government’s plan to promote sustainability includes the following initiatives: With the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the government and its provincial, territorial and indigenous partners laid out a plan to create good, well-paying jobs and leave a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 2017126 Views

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Province Issues March Flood Outlook for 2017

March 24, 2017 Flood Risk Remains Moderate to Major in West, Eases in Red River Valley: Pedersen Levels of spring flooding continue to be dependent on future weather conditions, however the risk of overland flooding is slightly reduced since the February outlook while it still remains moderate to major across the province, Infrastructure Minister Blaine […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201799 Views

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Indigenous OPSEU members mark UN World Water Day by building alliances to fight water pollution and privatization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2017 Indigenous OPSEU members mark UN World Water Day by building alliances to fight water pollution and privatization Toronto – To mark the UN’s World Water Day, the OPSEU Indigenous Mobilization Team (IMT) assembled a group of water protectors from across Ontario and around the world who have committed to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 2017145 Views

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